The seven-time champion swung back on the exit of turn two to launch himself past on lap 36. But, Verstappen seemed impressed at the move, giggling as he watched his former title rival pass the McLaren and Alpha Tauri.
Verstappen reacted: “Haha double overtake” as he watched the screen with Russell and Charles Leclerc in the cool down room moments after the chequered flag. Hamilton managed to fight back to P5 after starting the race 19th on the grid.
The Briton was forced to start at the back of the grid after taking on new engine components ahead of the weekend. But, it means Hamilton has lost more points to Russell in the battle at Mercedes.